Man City striker Santa Cruz: I wanted to join Hughes at Fulham
"I would have been very happy to play for him and if I had the chance to go there and play under him again, I would," he said.
"But again City were looking to keep me even though the manager has said that he won't be counting on me this season. I just have to try to prove myself in training.
"I am healthy and I am looking forward. The deadline has gone. I am on my way to play for the national team and hopefully I will get the minutes I haven't got at City this season."